‘Alien: Covenant’ beats ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ at the weekend box office


It was a very close race at the weekend box office but we have a new champion as Alien: Covenant narrowly beat Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

The eighth film in the Alien franchise brought in $36 million which is a decent opening but a bit disappointing considering the last film Prometheus brought in $51 million during its opening weekend back in 2012. It will also have a tough time beating the $126 million domestic gross of Prometheus reports Box Office Mojo.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 falls to second place with another impressive weekend, bringing in $35.1 million and has now crossed $300 million domestically. It is now only $32 million behind its predecessor.

Third place was a bit of a surprise as the drama Everything, Everything brought in $12 million, which was much more than expected. Snatched dropped two spots to fourth place with $7.6 million. This will be the last week Snatched is in the top five.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul rounds out the top five with $7.2 million. The fourth film in the franchise produced the lowest opening weekend as the other three films managed to recored double digit opening weekends.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword continues to drop as it came in sixth place this weekend with $6.9 million and has yet to cross $30 million domestically. I’m very surprised this film has flopped so badly.

The Fate of the Furious brought in $3.2 million and is approaching $220 million domestically. Beauty and the Beast brought in $2.4 million and is close to crossing $500 million domestically after 66 days.

I doubt that Alien: Covenant will repeat as box office champion as the summer blockbusters really start coming with the openings of Baywatch and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. I predict that Baywatch will edge Pirates for the top spot.

Weekend Gross by Distributor:

20th Century Fox: $53.8 million (+31.4 percent)

Disney: $37.9 million (-29.8 percent)

Warner Bros.: $18.9 million (+3.2 percent)

Universal: $3.4 million (-2.3 percent)

Lionsgate: $1.3 million (-2.5 percent)

BH Tilt: $1.2 million (-1.4 percent)

Next week’s openings: Baywatch, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales


Pippa Middleton marries James Matthews in elegant wedding

Pippa Middleton
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Pippa Middleton, 33, the younger sister of Catherine (Kate), Duchess of Cambridge, stole her sister’s spotlight on May 20 when she married her fiancé, millionaire financier James Matthews, 41, in an elegant, almost royal wedding at an ancient village church near Bucklebury.

Pippa arrived to the wedding with her father in a vintage 1951 Jaguar Mk V convertible shortly before heavy rainfall that lasted for the duration of the 45 minute ceremony.

Strict security was in place and the villagers were told not to speak with the press on the day of the wedding, according to the BBC.

The wedding was attended by royalty including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well as Prince Harry. Also present was her brother, James Middleton, and her parents, Michael and Carole.

Pippa chose not to pick Kate as a bridesmaid in fear that she may upstage her on her big day, according to Daily Mail. The Duchess instead acted as an assistant by helping her sister with her wedding dress, a beautiful custom lace dress by British designer Giles Deacon. Deacon stated that he was “thrilled to work with Pippa on her wedding dress.”

Kate wore a light pink dress with a matching hat fashioned by designer Alexander McQueen.

The royal children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, played roles in the wedding as page boy and bridesmaid respectively. The adorable children grabbed media attention worldwide as they sported their gold and white outfits. Kate worried that her children would not behave during the ceremony, but to her pleasant surprise, they minded their manners and carried out their duties perfectly.

Eyes are now on Prince Harry for the next royal wedding, who is soon expected to propose to his American actress girlfriend, Meghan Markle.

Pangea Nutrition Mediterranean diet for a healthier you

There is a lot of pressure to have the perfect beach body this time of year, but really being healthy should be the goal. For years now we’ve heard how healthy a Mediterranean diet is, but truthfully, do we know what that actually means? That’s where Pangea Nutrition comes in.

This is not a “diet” but a way to change your relationship with food without sacrificing flavor, blowing your grocery budget or taking the fun out of cooking. Plus they plan and deliver your meals which takes a lot of the guess work out of what you need to do.

The meals I got were chicken and salmon, with greens, beans, tomato, zucchini, walnuts, feta cheese, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I would say I had or have cooked with every ingredient they sent, so there was no worry about odd flavors or being nervous about what I was trying.

They even sent a snack for in between lunch and dinner.

Basically, every time you prep dinner you’re prepping your lunch as well. My first night was chicken seasoned with salt, pepper and oregano, served with quinoa made with chicken broth and grated carrot with a side of sauteed spinach mixed with green onion, feta cheese, walnuts, raisins and some lemon juice. It was by far my favorite of the three recipes.

While making dinner, I was also setting aside foods for lunch. This meal was paired with a lunch of radicchio salad with the couscous topped with feta and walnuts. I don’t actually eat radicchio, but made it for my husband who loved it. I skipped ahead to the next lunch, which was arugula topped with feta, walnuts, pinto beans and pickled beets. The dressing recipe is simple and delicious. I was actually concerned that it wouldn’t have a great depth of flavor, but it really complimented the other flavors without being overwhelming.

The next dinner was walnut crusted salmon with balsamic glazed apples and sauteed spinach and radicchio, cooked with balsamic vinegar and a bit of garlic. I did have the spinach and radicchio, which loses its bitterness when cooked, especially with vinegar and honey.

The final meal was chicken again, this time served with sauteed zucchini and tomato. This was my least favorite, mostly because I am not a fan of zucchini.

My concerns were not the size of the dinners, there was plenty of food, but the lunches which were salads. But there was fat and protein in them which definitely made them more filling. The snack of mixed nuts definitely made a big difference getting me through the day. There was no mid-day lag with the meals.

Breakfast was left open, just suggesting to keep it healthy and balanced. You cannot skip breakfast with this plan, so please do not try.

The other recommendations were to keep salt intake low, drink plenty of water, do some form of exercise for 30 minutes a day and enjoy an occasional glass of wine if desired.

Aside from being a bit fussy with some of the ingredients, the meals consisted of items that are in my house on a regular basis, simply put together in a different style. Had I just gotten the recipes, without food I would have had the core ingredients on hand, which makes this lifestyle change so much easier.

The one part of the program I had an issue with was the actual recipe card. Each recipe has 3-4 steps, which isn’t hard. But instead of putting the notes on what to put aside to lunch in the middle of the dinner recipe instead of in a sidebar or at the bottom. For example, the first recipe had the vinaigrette recipe for lunches before the sauce I needed for dinner. The salmon recipe was the same, combining how to cook the apples with lunch prep.

The placement of those recipes slowed down my meal prep, mostly by distraction because after the first day I ignored what to do for lunch until I was packing up leftovers.

The other thing I would note is that if you do not cook regularly the prep work will take time.

Overall, I truly enjoyed the food, was very happy with how I felt even in just a couple days and look forward to making the recipes again.

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  • Someone else to do the shopping with your choice of delivery dates.
  • 3 lunches and 3 dinners for two people for about $150 or $12.50/meal.
  • Six healthy meals with little prep and cook time.
  • A variety of new recipes to try and enjoy.

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After Gisele’s interview, Tom Brady’s agent says QB did not have concussion

Gisele Bündchen, Tom Brady
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There are more people coming out now and saying that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not have a concussion last season after his wife, Gisele Bündchen, said in an interview that he did.

The NFL and football fans everywhere were caught off guard earlier this week when Bündchen spoke on CBS This Morning and said that her husband, who is one of the game’s most famous stars, had a history of concussions and suffered one in 2016.

RELATED: Gisele Bündchen reveals husband Tom Brady had unreported concussions (Video)

The league, which has come under fire many times in the past over this very subject, was quick to respond to Bündchen’s revelation with a statement that read in part, “We have reviewed all reports relating to Tom Brady from the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultants and certified athletic trainer spotters who worked at Patriots’ home and away 2016 season games as well as club injury reports that were sent to the league office. There are no records that indicate that Mr. Brady suffered a head injury or concussion, or exhibited or complained of concussion symptoms.”

And now, Brady’s own agent is saying that his client did not suffer a concussion last season.

“Tom was not diagnosed with a concussion last year,” Don Yee told ESPN on Friday. “Many of the protocols and safeguards still are evolving, and it’s obviously a good thing the organization and everyone close to him is vigilant and always looking out for his health.”

So if he never had a concussion then why would Gisele say that?

Well it’s important to remember that while she is not a doctor, we don’t know what kind of conversations the couple has had behind closed doors. Perhaps maybe Brady said something or did something that made her panic and think he did. We just don’t know because the Pats signal caller hasn’t made any public comments thus far about whether he did or not and he probably won’t, which means we may never know. But one thing that’s almost certain is that the league and fans alike will probably keep a more watchful eye on him now every time he takes a hit this season.

Go chalk crazy with Yoobi


You know when a product is good when you have all the kids on the block gathered on your driveway sharing nicely. This time it was sidewalk chalk that brought them together and that’s all thanks to Yoobi.

You see, Yoobi has brought chalk art to a new level with a wide variety of products, as well as some impressive color choices.

The first item opened were the chalk paints. My almost 12-year-old brought them outside to play with and she’s not even the that likes to draw. That’s how cool this item is!


Next came the stencils. which brought a different kind of skill to chalk drawing.yoobi



Then of course the freehand art that always happens.



At the end of at least an hour, if not more, a half dozen kids ages 7 to 12 were quietly amused by the chalk products. The driveway was so full we tracked chalk dust in for days until it rained. None of the kids moved from our driveway – which is the smallest of the three houses – that’s how into the art they were.

It is worth every penny to get these chalk art kits from Yoobi to have peace and quiet while the kids are outside having fun. And it’s not a lot of pennies actually! The chalk paint rollers are $1.99 each, while the stencils are $4.99 and a bucket of 60 jumbo chalk is $6.99.

Even better, Yoobi gives back. In just two years they impacted over 2 million kids. They support the Kids in Need Foundation donating school packs. They also partnered with The Starlight Children’s Foundation, which gave supplies to over 200 hospital school programs all across the U.S.


Every Yoobi purchase helps them help others. Yoobi chalk can be purchased at Yoobi.com along with fun supplies for indoor play and goodies for adults, plus free shipping on orders $25 or more. It’s also available in Target stores.

Ruby Rose drags Katy Perry over new song via social media

Ruby Rose, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry
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Ruby Rose threw a ton of shade at Katy Perry via social media to let the pop star know exactly how she feels about her new song “Swish Swish.”

Rose took to Twitter on Friday morning and went in hard on Perry.

“’Purposeful poop’ to ‘bomb a petit’ to a sloppy mess of writing over the top of Funkagenda..stop trying to make ‘Wit..I mean ‘fetch’ happen,” she wrote without spelling out the entire word “Witness” which is the name of Perry’s new album.

“Swish Swish” features Nicki Minaj and when one of the rapper’s fans wrote back, “Ok but dont bring nicki into this.” Rose said that Minaj’s part was the only part of the song that sounded good and called the rest a “mess.”


If you’re wondering where all this “bad blood” is coming from well that’ exactly it. Judging by the lyrics, many think that “Swish Swish” is Perry’s response to Swift’s hit “Bad Blood.” Rose is a super close with Swift and a faithful member of her squad, so we can’t be too surprised that she would blast Katy’s song.

But the Australian actress didn’t stop there and took a few more shots at the “Chained to a Rhythm” singer, even questioning her political activism.

Rose then said that she is simply doing what she always does and ended things with one final dig at Perry’s music.

Judge rules on who official heirs of Prince’s estate will be

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A judge in Minnesota has ruled on who the official heirs of Prince’s massive estate will be.

More than a year after the musician’s death, ABC News noted that District Court Judge Kevin Eide ruled on Thursday, May 18, that the Purple Rain star’s estate, valued to be hundreds of millions of dollars, will go to his six siblings.

RELATED: Prince’s siblings say they will ‘openly communicate’ with one another about brother’s fortune

“The heirs of the estate are determined to be Omarr Baker, Alfred Jackson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John R. Nelson and Tyka Nelson,” Judge Eide wrote in the filing made public on Friday.

Appeals from others claiming heirship were rejected and they have since filed appeals. The assets of Prince’s estate will be distributed via a court order and will not affect the pending appeals.

Prince died at his Paisley Park home on April 21, 2016, leaving those in the music industry as well as his many fans shocked and saddened. The medical examiner later concluded that he died of an accidental opioid overdose.

At the time of the singer’s death he did not have a will.

Former ‘Bachelor’ Ben Higgins having a hard time post-split with Lauren Bushnell

Ben Higgins
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Following his split from Lauren Bushnell, former Bachelor Ben Higgins has broken his silence about their breakup and said he’s having a difficult time with it.

Higgins spoke about it on his podcast with fellow Bachelor star Ashley Iaconetti saying, “It’s hard to say goodbye to somebody that you spent so much time with and it’s hard to say goodbye to somebody that you really did believe was the one for you.”

While he added that the heartbreak he’s experiencing is “still fresh,” he did admit that their breakup was inevitable and something they bith saw coming.

“I think, mutually, Lauren and I saw that life was getting more difficult,” the 29-year-old said. “I would say the joy that we felt toward our relationship at the beginning was — for some reason — slipping away and we were both working very hard to bring that joy back. And it just never seemed to get there. So, it was a long time coming, but it wasn’t necessarily like we dragged it out.”

As we reported, Higgins and Bushnell announced their breakup in a joint statement on Monday, May 15, which read: “It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways. We feel fortunate for the time we had together and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another. We wish nothing but the best for each other and ask for your support and understanding at this time.”

Steve Harvey being sued by ex-wife for alleged torture, child endangerment

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A bombshell lawsuit filed against Steve Harvey has accused the comedian of torture, child endangerment, kidnapping and “soul murdering” among other things.

The suit was filed by a woman named Essie Berry, who told TMZ that she is not an attorney but rather a “civil rights activist” for Harvey’s ex-wife, Mary L. Vaughn.

RELATED: See the bizarre email of rules Steve Harvey sent to staffers

Court documents obtained by ET allege that while the Harvey and Vaughn were married between 1996 to 2005, Harvey subjected her to “prolonged torture with the infliction of severe mental pain and suffering.”

Those docs go on to claim that the talk show host “brainwashed” Vaughn and caused her “severe emotional distress” which led to “attempted suicide and self-medicating.”

She is suing him for alleged child endangerment, torture, kidnapping, breach of contract, conspiracy against rights, intentional infliction of emotional distress and “soul murdering.” Vaughn is seeking $60 million in damages.

Harvey has said that the accusations against him are not true and his lawyer, Brandon Williams, released the following statement.

“Mr. Harvey vehemently denies any allegations set forth in the lawsuit. The Complaint is meritless, frivolous and the allegations are completely false. We will vigorously defend/counterclaim against the Complaint.”

It hasn’t been a good two weeks for Harvey. Last Thursday, a harsh email of rules sent to The Steve Harvey Show staffers earlier this year began circulating on the internet. Harvey later admitted that he wrote the letter, but said he would not apologize for it making him the butt of many jokes via social media.

Chris Cornell’s wife says rocker wasn’t suicidal, family has own theory about his death

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The music world suffered a great loss when Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was found dead in his Detroit hotel room late Wednesday evening. The medical examiner later determined the cause of death to be suicide by hanging, but the rocker’s wife said her husband was not suicidal and his family has their own theory about his death.

People noted that Cornell’s widow, Vicky, does not believe that her husband intentionally took his own life. She said that he was a family man who loved their children and would not have hurt them by doing such a thing. She thinks him taking extra Ativan is to blame for the suicide.

“He flew home for Mother’s Day to spend time with our family. He flew out mid-day Wednesday, the day of the show, after spending time with the children,” Vicky said. “When we spoke before the show, we discussed plans for a vacation over Memorial Day and other things we wanted to do. When we spoke after the show, I noticed he was slurring his words; he was different. When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him”

As we reported, Cornell was found on the bathroom floor with a band around his neck and pronounced dead at the scene. The U.S. National Library of Medicine notes on its website that rare but serious side effects of Lorazepam (Ativan) include confusion, unusual mood or behavior and thoughts of hurting yourself.

Kirk Pasich, attorney for the family, released a statement which read: “Without the results of toxicology tests, we do not know what was going on with Chris — or if any substances contributed to his demise. Chris, a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages. The family believes that if Chris took his life, he did not know what he was doing and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions.”